Staff Leadership

IPA has research or partnership operations across Africa, North and South America, and South and Southeast Asia. We have more than 400 studies completed or ongoing and over 1,000 colleagues around the world. Below is a listing of our initiative, country, and administrative directors.

United States - New Haven Headquarters

Annie DufloExecutive Director

Jessica KiesselChief Programs Officer

Delia WelshSenior Director of Special Projects

Pace PhillipsAssociate Program Director, West Africa

Ife Osaga-OndondoGeneral Counsel

Cepeda Johnson, Senior Director, Global Human Resources

Faith McCollister, Associate Initiative Director, Post Conflict

Anthony De Luca, Director of Information Technology 

Bhavani Prathap Kasina, Associate Programs Director

Niall Keleher, Senior Director, Research Methods & Knowledge Management

Matthew Kerner, Director of Finance

Don Sowers, Grants & Budget Director

Doug Parkerson, Programs Director, East Africa and Latin America

Sarah de Tournemire, Senior Director, Development and Communications

Aishwarya RatanInitiative Director, Global Financial Inclusion Initiative (Yale University)

Lauri Robbins Ericson, Senior Advisor to Executive Director 

Beniamino Savonitto, Associate Initiative Director

United States - Washington, DC

Nathanael Goldberg, Program Director, Social Protection

Lucia SanchezAssociate Initiative Director


Shoraez Shahjahan, Country Director


Madeleen Husselman, Deputy Country Director

Heidi JakobsenResearch Manager 


Suleiman Asman, Country Director

Claudia Cassarotto, Deputy Country Director

Bourdier Tomoe, Research Manager
Emily Cercone, Research Manager
Rita Cuckovich, Research Manager
Ahmed Bilal Hakeem, Research Manager
Katherine Rachel Steinacher, Research Manager


Thomas Munthali, Country Director


Nicolo Tomaselli, Country Representative


Jihae Hong, Project Director


Adam Kemmis Betty, Country Director

Dylan Ramshaw, Deputy Country Director


Nassereena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director

Mark Miller, Deputy Country Director


Kris Cox, Country Representative



Sara Nehrling, Research Manager

Sierra Leone

Andrew Tedesco, Country Director

Erika Keaveney, Research Manager


Daniele Ressler, Deputy Country Director

Kyle Holloway, Research Manager

Liv Jensen, Research Manager


Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Country Director

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